chelsea + bobby || a colorado mountain elopement film

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“Love is friendship caught fire.”

You guys. Where can I even begin with Chelsea + Bobby? A ten year love story in the making, these two have it all. As the weeks and days led up to their Colorado elopement day, Chelsea + I became friends as we chatted about the details. Could she convince Bobby to wear suspenders? (She did, and he looked mighty fine.) Would they find the perfect location that didn’t require too much hiking, had incredible views, and allowed the drone? (Her mom did! It was BREATHTAKING.) So many more details and nerves talked though, by the time we finally got to this perfect September day, I felt a joy for these two as deeply as I would a long time friend. I awkwardly laughed so I wouldn’t cry with each nervous breath she took waiting for their first look. I sobbed at their vows. I sobbed some more with each edit months later. I’ll probably cry again when I publish this post.

Dave thinks I’m ridiculous. He’s right. #dontcare

Surrounded with the love of their two children and immediate families, C + B held each other close and vowed to love each other through it all. These two are straight out of their own Nicholas Sparks novel and we couldn’t have loved working with them more. In fact, we’re currently BEGGING them to renew their vows yearly so we can do it all over again.

We hope you LOVE their elopement film. It’s YET another favorite of ours.

Here’s a look back at their teaser, too! SO fun!

We loved working with Shanna of Shanna M. Photography and are thrilled to share just a TINY sampling of her incredible photos below. I mean, how freaking gorgeous, right? Make sure you head over to her site via the link below to view more.

Okay, and let’s also address the giant elephant in the room and acknowledge that yes, Chelsea & Bobby hired TWO Shannas for their wedding and that’s a pretty rare thing.

Photography: Shanna M. Photography
Location: Guanella Pass

Basecamp Visual is a Colorado based husband and wife photography and videography team run by us, David & Shanna McCann. We place the highest value on storytelling and preserving life’s beautifully fleeting moments, and take great pride in crafting heirloom style galleries and films. We are enthusiastically booking 2019 + 2020 weddings and elopements and would LOVE to join you for your big day – get in touch to learn more and get your date locked down!

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The Willuweits | a South Dakota Summer Session at Home

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Many of you know about our Airstream, May. For those who don’t, let me fill you in. Last May of 2018, we sold our century old Colorado Springs home and purchased an 1978 Airstream Argosy, whom we affectionately named May, and planned to renovate and live in full time for a couple years while we saved up to build our dream forever little home in the mountains.

We loaded up most of what we owned and our little family and headed back to my (Shanna!) parents’ house in South Dakota for a couple months. There, we spent our time painstakingly and loving ripping her apart and starting to make her own own. Dave flew back to Colorado a few times for weddings and we did some extra travel of our own during that time frame, too. It was a busy and fun start to our summer!

While there, being VERY aware of our personal set of skills and limitations, we knew there would be certain portions of our renovation that we just couldn’t do ourselves. There comes in Ryan. He and I went to school together and had done our best to keep in touch – wishing each other happy birthdays and congratulations as we each got married and began adding babies to our families. I reached out one evening, blindly throwing it out there – “umm so hey, we gotta build cabinets and stuff for this thing. Can we hire you?” He, even more blindly, agreed. Thus began several weeks of cabinet making that turned into bathroom renovating and wall building and all around general renovating that he definitely didn’t know he signed up for. Ask him if he’ll ever assist in renovating an Airstream again and I can just hear his laugh and resounding “nope.”

While the Airstream life ultimately ended up not being for us – HEY BTW, she’ll be for sale this spring! – we are grateful for the quality work Ryan did for our little home. We know she’ll be MUCH better off for her new future owners than if Dave and I had tried to tackle all that ourselves.

Blood, sweat, and endless cuss words went into this project and with every early morning and late night spent over at his family’s beautiful homestead, I just knew that I needed to snag them for a session – in such a minor way, I hoped this way of saying THANK YOU would be received with open arms. Thankfully, Ryan and his beautiful wife Nichole approached me about doing a session before we left, saving me the awkward “hey so you guys are beautiful can I take your photos?” conversation.

This, friends, is the Willuweit family. One sweet morning, at home, just being them. This is one of my favorite family sessions to date, and I hope you love them, too.

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Crafting heirloom films + stills for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Colorado based videography and photography company run by husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna McCann. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team? We’d love to chat! Contact us today to learn more.

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Kayla + Abe || A Colorado Rocky Mountain Elopement Film

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“I accept this adventure as a lifelong adventure. It will be my endeavor to always pursue you; to safeguard our spiritual integrity of our relationship. As steel passes through fire, it becomes tempered. And after it’s tempered, it’s better able to withstand the stress against it. That’s what I want for our relationship as well.”

Kayla & Abe are the sweetest couple. They came to Colorado with their immediate families and a few of their closest friends to celebrate their union. No fuss, just a whole lot of love and support for these two. It was inspiring! Their gorgeous elopement day in the incredible Colorado Rocky Mountains was one of the best days. We were literally able to walk & dance through the rolling clouds, which was gorgeous and surreal. They had their first look and read letters to each other right on the side of the mountain – the wind blew and the clouds passed quickly by. THE BEST.

Kayla’s dad did both the traditional walk her down the aisle, but then switched roles to officiate his daughter’s wedding. It was beautiful and so heartfelt! You have so many options when you choose to marry in Colorado, and this simple, family focused ceremony was one of our favorites.

We hope you LOVE their elopement film. It’s another favorite of ours.

Here’s a look back at their teaser, too! SO fun!

Photography: Andi Bravo Photography
Florals: Birch and Bloom Floral

Basecamp Visual is a Colorado based husband and wife photography and videography team run by us, David & Shanna McCann. We place the highest value on family and preserving life’s beautifully fleeting moments, and take great pride in crafting heirloom style galleries and films. We are enthusiastically booking 2019 + 202 weddings and elopements and would LOVE to join you for your big day – get in touch to learn more and get your date locked down!

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Alyssa + David || A Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding Film

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bride and groom holding hands in wedding apparel

The wedding of Alyssa & David was the first of this past summer season both Dave & I were able to shoot together. I, of course, wore super impractical shoes, because #styleoverfunction. Aside from the major eyerolls from Dave all day (he loves me, I promise), we really enjoyed filming together and had so much fun with this sweet couple.

Alyssa & David – working with you both was a true joy. Thank you for including us! I don’t think we have ever laughed as much at a wedding as we did with you two at yours. You exude happiness, and we wish you nothing but a lifetime of joy in your marriage and the years ahead.

Planning & Design: Hourglass Productions
Venue: The Lodge at Breckenridge
Floral: MJM Designs | Floral Artistry
Dress: Anna-be Bridal
Makeup: Brooke Rock Beauty

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The Ennas || A Colorado Springs Family Session

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We’ve been lucky enough to know the Enna family for a few years now. We first met when I started babysitting their kiddos and have since grown into friends. They even took us in for a few days when we had returned from vacation and our camper wasn’t ready to be picked up from the shop yet.

I was so excited when Brenna reached out and asked if I would take some updated family photos of them for the holidays. Um, HECK YES I will! These guys are beautiful and such a breeze in front of the camera. It was a chilly session, but everyone smiled and snuggled and we had a great time!

All that to announce – we are officially introducing family portrait and short film sessions to the Basecamp brand! I (Shanna) have been doing family sessions for awhile and instantly fell in love with them. The joy and fulfillment I feel when I walk away from photographing a young family made the decision easy. I believe so strongly in the little moments – piggyback rides in the backyard, dancing in the kitchen, cuddles on your favorite blanket, catching frogs & chasing fireflies, warm embraces and glee filled giggles. Our family sessions are based around these normal, everyday moments. Dirt under your toddler’s fingernails, the rolls of your baby’s thighs, wind blown hair, interlaced fingers, and stolen glances of pure love & joy. You can expect minimal direction, few poses, and most importantly, beautiful, real images to cherish for a lifetime.

Basecamp is about so much more than wedding stories. We want this brand to encompass each and every way you #exploreyourstory. At it’s core, we’re still about love stories and always will be. BUT, the cool part is, is that love looks like a lot of things. It’s the love of your family. The love of your small business. It the heart and the tears that you put into what you’re passionate about every single day. That’s what Basecamp is about, and we want to expand beyond your wedding days to help you show the world where else your heart lies.

We’re now booking family sessions starting in the new year and would LOVE to join your tribe for a fun afternoon at home baking cookies or chasing each other through the trees. Whatever your story looks like, let’s do that.

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